Southface Institute has purchased the piece of land in the Old Fourth Ward it has called home since the mid-1990s.

The 0.7 acres, which includes the existing Southface campus, is located at 241 Pine Street NE. Southface has been on this site, under a long-term land lease, since 1995 when it moved from Moreland Avenue to construct a demonstration facility that highlights residential sustainability in partnership with the City of Atlanta prior to the 1996 Olympic Games.

This transaction is the initial purchase of land within the up to 1.8 acres of the old Civic Center site that the Atlanta Housing Board of Directors approved last November. By remaining in its current space, Southface can continue its work promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities, while preparing for transformative growth in the future.

“We are thrilled to remain in our home of the last 25 years, while continuing a strong partnership with Atlanta Housing, City of Atlanta and our community,” said Southface Institute President Andrea Pinabell. “There is a tremendous amount of work to be done together, beginning with efficient and healthy affordable housing solutions.”